Updated Office 365 migration timeline, new features, and training sessions (Update)

Updated migration timeline for faculty and staff available

As we approach the end of the migration of WiscMail and WiscMail Plus accounts to Office 365, final account numbers enable us to project the final timeline for Office 365 mandatory migrations. See the Migration Timeline for account migration details.

Final migrations of faculty and staff began September 15

About 85% of the campus has moved to Office 365. Faculty and staff who have not taken the opportunity to self-migrate to Office 365, and who are not moving with a department, began automatically migrating to Office 365 on September 15. As with students, faculty and staff receive an email notification two weeks prior to the start of their migration window, informing them of the two-week window during which their mandatory migration will occur. This provides them with a final opportunity to self-migrate, if desired.  These migrations will be completed by October 13. If you need assistance, please contact the Help Desk.

Mandatory migration for WiscMail and WiscMail Plus accounts to Office 365 will be completed by mid-December

All remaining WiscMail (@wisc.edu) accounts affiliated with department and department domains will be migrated to Office 365 between October 13 and November 24, 2015. Remaining WiscMail Plus accounts will be migrated between November 24 and December 22.

Migration Partner information session for final migrations on September 30

An informational session will be held for Office 365 Migration Partners to review the final mandatory migrations process and timeline. Join us on September 30 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., 3609 Engineering Hall.

For those interested in a reviewing the account preparation process, you can watch a recorded version of the presentation or view the PowerPoint associated with this session.

New features have arrived for  Outlook on the web

Microsoft recently rolled out exciting updates to the web version of Outlook in Office 365. These include an improved user interface (UI) and new features that will help you be more efficient, stay on top of your inbox, and better manage your calendar. Microsoft has also updated the naming convention of the browser-based Outlook from Outlook Web App (or OWA for short) to “Outlook on the web.”

Please note, these changes will be implemented in stages and will not be accessible to everyone at the same time. We do not have any control as to when these changes will be pushed to our environment.

Learn more about the latest changes/updates released by Microsoft.

Office 365 training sessions concluding

Office 365 training sessions are now coming to a close. If you have not yet attended an Office 365 demo, you still have the opportunity to take advantage of the training sessions listed below:

Outlook Web App 9/30/2015 1:00  – 2:30 p.m.
Outlook 2013 for Windows 9/30/2015 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Outlook Web App 10/20/2015 9:00  – 10:30 a.m.
Outlook 2013 for Windows 10/20/2015 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Outlook Web App 11/19/2015 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Outlook 2013 for Windows 11/19/2015 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

All classes will be held at Memorial Library (room 126). Register here. More information about the training options available for Office 365 is available here.